I. ILIAS LALAOUNIS LEGACY
In the Permanent Collections visitors can follow the life work of Ilias Lalaounis. Six sections display a selection of 4.500 pieces from the museum’s collections according to the vast inspirational sources of his work. These original artifacts were manufactured between 1957 – 2002 and displayed in special exhibitions worldwide to promote the artist in America, Europe, and Asia. Jewels and microsculptures cover the vast development of the revival of ancient goldsmithery techniques and new forms that Lalaounis developed for his vast clientele. His works are recognized across borders, as he brought back the fashion for yellow gold jewelry. His contribution was ultimately honored with the highest recognition as an Academician in the prestigious Academie des Beaux Arts, at the Institute de France in 1990.
ΙΙ. NEW DONATIONS & ACQUISITIONS
The Permanent Collections are continuously enriched with jewelry and decorative arts, dating from the 18th century until today. Today, an emphasis is kept with works from International Studio Jewelry artists, promoting the artistic expression and its making.